Contemporary Issues in Finance
level of course unit
2. Study cycle, Master
Learning outcomes of course unit
The students are able to:
• expand financial knowledge, especially with regard to current business trends and financial innovations.
• understand and interpret financial articles.
• understand and classify current practical trends (e.g. digitization and sustainability developments in investment and financing decisions, block-chain based innovations as well as mechanisms).
• prepare their own analyses.
prerequisites and co-requisites
Course: Corporate Finance / 2nd semester: Course: International Accounting I
• The focus of this course is on acquiring and expanding knowledge of current corporate trends and financial innova-tions by means of current financial articles.
• Sample trends concern the field of digitization and sustainability developments in entrepreneurial investment and financing decisions, block-chain based innovations as well as mechanisms such as:
• Trends in managers' remuneration strategies
• New financing and investment opportunities for companies
• Financing via crowdsourcing and funding
• Crypto currencies and related financial technologies (fintech)
• Digital payment systems
• Sustainable investment rules (keyword: green finance, ESG rules)
recommended or required reading
• Berk, Jonathan; DeMarzo, Peter: Corporate Finance. Pearson (latest edition)
• Wooldridge, Jeffrey: Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach. Thomson South-Western (latest edition)
• Various materials and articles from the Financial Management Journal and Review of Finance
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name of lecturer(s)
Prof. (FH) Dr. Peter Dietrich
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